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Grant's Tomb - General Grant National Memorial

This memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, victorious Union commander of the Civil War, includes the tomb of General Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. A grateful nation twice elected Grant to serve as President of the United States, from 1869 to 1877.

Designed by architect John Duncan, the granite and marble structure was completed in 1897 and remains the largest mausoleum in North America.

Morningside Heights Sites & Attractions Parks & Outdoors Sites & Attractions : Historic

Open year round 9:00am-5:00pm except January 1, Thanksgiving Day and December 25.


Visitor Information

Grant's Tomb - General Grant National Memorial

122nd Street and Riverside Drive
New York, NY
212-666-1640 phone

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Public Transportation
By train: service is available 7 days a week. #1 or #9 subway trains stop at West 116th St. Station at Broadway. Walk six blocks north, and two blocks west. By Bus: On Riverside Drive to 122nd St. on route M-5.

Directions & Parking
General Grant National Memorial is located at 122nd Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan. Passenger Cars only: From the north- GW Bridge, I-95(Cross Bronx),or I-87(Major Deegan) to Riverside Dr. exit; south on Riverside Dr. to 122nd St. From the south- Henry Hudson Parkway to 95th St. exit; north on Riverside Dr. to 122nd St. Limited amount of street parking is available. Buses, campers, and all other vehicles: From the north- I-87 (Major Deegan) to exit 4 - East 149th St; west on 149th St. across bridge onto West 145th St; west on 145th St. to Broadway; south on Broadway to 120th St; west on 120th St. to Riverside Dr. From the south- north on Tenth Ave. and Broadway to 120th St.; west on 120th St. to Riverside Dr.

Other Information
Due to the historic construction of the Memorial, Grant's Tomb is not accessible to the mobility impaired. Visitors will special needs should call ahead and speak to a park ranger to make special arrangments for those who can not climb the stairs into the Memorial.

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